Stefano Moscato has been teaching civil litigation courses for almost 15 years, both in the traditional law school doctrinal lecture classroom as well as in the experiential education setting. At UC Hastings, he has taught Civil Procedure I & II; California Civil Procedure; Employment Discrimination; Depositions; Pretrial Civil Litigation; Federal Courts; Professional Responsibility; and Wills & Trusts. He strives to integrate practical skills training and problem-solving methods into whatever course he is teaching.
In his role as Assistant Dean for Academic and Professional Success, Professor Moscato manages the college's academic support programs and advances skills instruction across the curriculum through programmatic, curricular, and pedagogical innovations designed to promote student academic success.
Professor Moscato received his undergraduate degree in Political Economy of Industrialized Societies from UC Berkeley and his law degree from UCLA School of Law. Before going into teaching, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Laughlin E. Waters (C.D. Cal.) and worked as an employment litigator. He then transitioned to teaching, at first in the clinical setting—he spent five years as the Director of Litigation at UCLA School of Law, where he taught a live-client Depositions & Discovery course and co-taught in the Trial Advocacy clinic. After moving to the Bay Area in 2007, he took a brief detour from academia to work for a nonprofit organization as an advocate for low-wage workers and employee rights. Professor Moscato returned to the classroom in 2009, teaching various doctrinal and litigation skills courses at Golden Gate University School of Law and at Berkeley Law before settling in at UC Hastings in 2011. He remains active in the plaintiffs’ employment law community.
Areas of Expertise (4)
Experiential Legal Education
University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law: J.D. 1996
University of California, Berkeley: B.A., Political Science and Economy 1991
Selected Articles (1)
In "Taking Lawyering Skills Seriously", their contribution to the Clinical Law Review's 2003 symposium issue celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gary Bellow and Bea Moulton's The Lawyering Process: Materials for Clinical Instruction in Advocacy, David Binder and Paul Bergman suggest a clinical program model that takes effective skills training seriously...